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Renishaw, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Renishaw, a village in Eckington parish, Derbyshire, on the river Rother and the Chesterfield Canal, with a station called Eckington and Renishaw on the M.R., 6½ miles NE by N of Chesterfield. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chesterfield. Renishaw Hall is the seat of the Sitwell family, who are lords of the manor. There is a large iron foundry.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishEckington 
Poor Law unionChesterfield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Renishaw from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Renishaw are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtS21
Post TownSheffield